Denver South Rock Climbing
Denver South refers to climbing south of the big smoke with the town of Castle Rock at its center. Castle Rock is a town of about 40,000 people, and it's approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. For many people Castle Rock is an Outlet shopping center, but for climbers and boulderer's, it is the town closes to Castlewood Canyon and Castlewood Ranch boulders.
At 6128 feet, Castle Rock area can be cold in winter and warm during the summer. However, it is rare day when it is too cold to climb Castlewood Canyon as many of the rocks and boulders are in small gorges and forge sun traps, so as long as it is south-facing, it can be toasty on the coolest of winter days.
The epicenter of Denver South is Castle Rock which straddles I-25 approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs on I-25. If you miss it, you're off to a bad start!
Eats, sleep, beer, etc.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
421 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',73],['2 Stars',196],['1 Star',116],['Bomb',3]
Classic Climbing Routes in Denver South
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Denver South:
Featured Route For Denver South
Little Devil V12+ 8A+
: Denver South
: ... : Miscellaneous Castlewood Bo...
This problem is on the Falls Trail near the waterfall on the west side of the creek. Approach from the car is 5 minutes or less.This strenuous problem begins with a sit down start. Sidepull your way up the pumpy and continuous arete on dicey feet until you can dyno for the lip. Once at the lip, the secondary crux is topping out on the exposed boulder.I thought about putting a bolt below the lip to protect the secondary crux, but decided against it...in its current state, Little Devil offers q...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Feb 27, 2016
40,000 people. Lulz.